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'Cable and X-Force
There have been persistent rumors that Fox is in active development on an "X-Force" film. In 2018, after Fox presents two more "X-Men" films in 2014 and 2016, plus a new "Wolverine" in 2017, Fox may just want another X-film to add to their ever expanding empire. Marvel has had some success in recent years with a variety of "X-Force" titles written by creators including Rick Remender, Craig Kyle & Chris Yost and Dennis Hopeless, who all penned stories Fox could utilize as the basis for a potential "X-Force" film. Alternatively, they could mine the archives and go the classic X-Force route as steered by Rob Liefeld -- Cable, Domino, Shatterstar, over-the-top action and designs. Cable is the thread that keeps all the eras of "X-Force" together, and quite frankly, Fox would need a whole film to tell Nathan Summers' complex back story. Time travel is going to be a huge part of in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," leaving plenty of room to introduce the time-hopping Cable into the X Universe. (May we suggest this as a post-credits scene?)
Done right, Cable is a character who connects generations of X-Men and he would make the "X-Men" film franchise substantially richer with his one-armed presence. Whether modern day fans want to believe it or not, there are a great deal of lapsed '90s comic book readers out there who would have their nostalgia bone tickled by a big screen version of Cable, plus, the inclusion of X-Force could allow Fox to find a place to showcase newly introduced mutants like "Days of Future Past's" Cannonball and Warpath, or bring new characters to the big screen, like Rictor, Boom Boom or the more contemporary X-23 and Dr. Nemesis. "X-Force" is an extremely marketable concept that puts a twist on the tone and style of the "X-Men" and could serve as a fitting companion to Fox's already popular "X-Men" franchise.